The Colbert Report's 'The Word' Addresses 'Undocumented Shackled Mothers' (VIDEO)

09/29/2011 10:22 am ET | Updated Nov 29, 2011

On last night's episode of "The Colbert Report", Stephen Colbert addressed the legality of chaining undocumented women as they give birth, a topic reported last week by HuffPost LatinoVoices.

In his segment called 'The Word' (starts at 1:30 in video), Colbert told his audience that if America is to solve its immigration problem, we must look inside ourselves and "scoop out any vestige of human kindness -- especially when it comes to pregnant women."

Staying true to his emblematic satire, Colbert said that all women -- not just undocumented women -- need to be restrained during birth, because they possess "super strength and are mean as a snake."

He cheekily decried the fact that this practice was "only legal in 36 states."

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